Politics
4:48 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Utah House Not Yet Discussing Impeachment of Attorney General

The Utah legislature is meeting this week for their monthly interim meetings but they don’t plan on discussing the fate or potential impeachment of Attorney General John Swallow.  

Speaker of the House Rebecca Lockhart says she’s concerned about the recent allegations brought against Attorney General John Swallow and that they’re looking into how the legislature might address them.

“Last week’s events, or revelations, or accusations or whatever it is you want to call them are concerning," she says. "They are concerning. And we need to take them very seriously as I’m sure the Attorney General does. So, as I said before, all options are on the table.”

But while all options remain on the table she says that so far no decisions regarding the possibility of impeachment have been made nor discussed.

“It doesn’t imply anything," she says. "All that it implies is that we have many options to look at.”

The next opportunity for the body of the House to discuss the issue is June 19. Swallow is accused of being involved in a bribery scheme, violating Utah election law, and violating Utah State Bar ethics.